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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Gusty Winds, Cleaning Up and Ordering Hardware.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

Last night we both managed to sleep like rocks which meant that I was so well rested that I was up before 7:00 this morning. I managed to open all the Window Shades and barely had time to get things ready for breakfast when Kathy joined me downstairs. She had sensed my absence and immediately woke up.

We were sitting at our computers by 8:00 this morning which is something we don’t often do. Checking the Local News, our E-mail and Blog it didn’t take very long for us to get caught up. Strangely this morning one of the last things I did was to check The Weather Network. Looking at the screen they were indicating Wind Gusts of only 17 MPH but we were getting Wind Gusts that were hitting the trailer hard enough to give it a good shake every other minute. Having experienced high winds when we were in the Arizona and New Mexico desert this forecast was off by at least half on the speed. 
A new meeting place for the birds.
Since there will be a Community Yard Sale here at Wildwood Golf and RV Park this coming Saturday Kathy decided to go through our kitchen cabinets. She found a number of Electric Appliances that she had not used in quite some time and with our plans to do more Boondocking in the future she can’t see our holding on to them.

I went outside to pot some Citronelle Plants that we picked up at The Blooming Gardener yesterday. They work quite well at keeping Mosquitos away but we could only get small plants so we purchased a Hanging Pot with room for three plants to grow. It was quite the challenge with the Wind blowing things around while I added potting soil to the mix.

Once that was finished I started picking up handfuls of small twigs that the Wind was blowing from the trees on our site. I started cleaning the patio first and by the time I had completely cleaned the lot once the Firepit had a good base of kindling for the next Campfire that we’ll have when it’s not so windy. Looking back towards the patio it looked like I hadn’t cleaned it yet because it appeared to be raining small twigs from the tree due to the Wind

Kathy was starting to collect the trash when I went inside so after helping her to finish I walked it down to the Trash and Recycle Area. By the time that I got back from that walk Kathy was already making lunch. We enjoyed more Homemade Tacos which were more then satisfying and it helped to clean up more leftovers from the fridge.

The Wind seemed to be getting stronger and when I checked The Weather Network at 1:00 they indicated we had 86 F (30 C) temperatures but were getting 37 MPH Wind Gusts. There was nobody out on the golf course and the Flags on the pins were barely fluttering.

The rest of the afternoon was spent on the Computer. I started by ordering the Tightening Knobs for our Solar Panels. To purchase them locally would cost nearly Five Dollars a piece while buying them through Amazon they will be less then Two Dollars each. By making a slight modification to the Mounting Brackets that I made last December and using these Knobs I should be able to raise or lower the Solar Panels with no tools in less then five minutes. I also researched other things we have talked about adding to the trailer to make it safer for us when we are traveling but found the prices much higher then when I looked back in February while in the US. We might have to wait until this fall to order them. 

With the continuing high Wind Gusts Kathy thought having Pancakes with berries on top for supper was better then having a sandwich. The Winds finally calmed down after 8:00 this evening and the temperature is starting to drop. Tomorrow we’ll be back to having cool springtime temperatures. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.
Krackers

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